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Aia Mattonata Relais
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I cannot use enough superlatives to describe this property B&B. It exceeded our expectations, Mario and Elizabetta have managed to create an absolutely beautiful, elegant, and restful place for all their guests. From the well appointed rooms to the delicious breakfast and the spectacular gardens with an incredible vista. This is THE place to stay when in Siena.
Grazie!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear DanaLW,
thank you so much for your very positive feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed our little gem, our breakfast, the gardens and the view, thanks again.
We do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again at Aia Mattonata .
Warmest regards,
Elisabetta & Mario

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We arrived in Siena for the second part of our holiday in Italy. We had arranged for an apartment located within Siena that unfortunately was not what we expected. After quickly looking on Trip Advisor, we came across Aia Mattonata and called them. Mario and Elizabeth had one room available and sight unseen, we booked it. When we arrived, we were met by Mario and Victor, who whisked our luggage to our room. Mario was beyond gracious and gave us a tour of Aia Mattonata and all the beauty that it held. Aia Mattonata is a truly special place that offered us relaxation, amazing views of Siena’s skyline, and hospitality that was second to none. Each morning, we were greeted with a wonderful breakfast and excellent conversation with both Mario and Elizabeth. They both offered suggestions on what to venture out and see for the day. Much to their surprise, we were a bit of a challenge for them since we have travelled through Tuscany and seen much before. However, they stepped up to the challenge and provided us with some great sights and locations that we have not seen before. When we arrived back at the end of each day, they were eager to hear about our adventures and immediately started to think about where we could go next. The intimacy, relaxing atmosphere, the rooms, and the hosts all lead to one incredible experience that Aia Mattonata provided. If you are going to stay in Siena, you would be foolish not to book Aia Mattonata. Thank you for everything Mario and Elizabeth… The connection we made is everlasting and we can’t wait to see you again, either as a guest or a neighbor!!

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear davisten,
It was our great pleasure meeting you and taking care of you on your visit at Aia Mattonata and we thank you so much for taking the time to post your wonderful review on the site, thank you!
We are so glad to hear that you loved the location, our hospitality, the breakfast and that you found all the ingredients to have a memorable experience in Siena.
We do hope we will have the pleasure to meet you again in Tuscany, either as guests or neighbors!
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Our third visit to Tuscany and we decided to try Siena. We like to be near a selection of restaurants, bars and shops but also like the idea of escaping to a quiet retreat once we have finished our day/evening out. It you are seeking a perfect tranquil setting, wonderful hospitality, breakfasts and accommodation, lovely pool, terrace and two hosts offering unlimited recommendations, guidance and ideas of what to do, then look no further. Siena is just a short drive away and offers beautiful buildings and architecture and the surrounding countryside is exactly what you would expect of Tuscany - beautiful. Mario and Elisabetta (as well as their other staff) make your stay truly memorable and at the same time respect you are on holiday. This is not your normal run of the mill establishment and one we will without doubt chose to stay in when we return, hopefully next year.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Bellhurst,
Thank you so much for your very positive review!
We are so glad to read that you had memorable days at Aia Mattonata and that you found useful our advices. So nice to hear that the location was perfect for you: with the convenience of having shops ,bars, restaurants near home and the quiet of the countryside after a long day in tour.
We do hope to welcoming you once more in Siena in the future ( not too distant future!)
Warm regards.
Mario & Elisabetta

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Thank goodness my wife and I invested in maps of Italy for our Garmin so that we easily located this little bit of heaven a little bit outside of Siena.
The refurbished farmhouse (it was a farmhouse Mario?) bed and breakfast was absolutely glorious. The room we stayed in, one of four upstairs, offered a beautiful view of the rolling hills of Tuscany. The decor was beautiful, the bathroom modern. The downstairs provided a restful sitting area, the kitchen all sorts of goodies if one got hungry or thirsty at any time of day. I recall how I often drank a small bottle of pear juice. It was magically replaced within the hour. The buffet breakfast was sumptuous. More than enough choice to satisfy everyone.
There was a library filled with books about Tuscany that helped to explain the days sight seeing and prepare us for the next one.
The backyard provided a fabulous view of Siena, particularly memorable as the sun set and the 800 year-old buildings took on a golden and purplish tone.
But most memorable was the friendliness of the hosts, Mario and Elisabetta and staff. I felt like I was visiting family -- actually family that I liked!
I cannot urge you enough, my fellow travelers to Siena, to stay at Aia Matonatta Relais and let the best that Tuscany has to offer seep into your soul.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear booopie,
thank you so much for taking the time to post your wonderful feedback on the site.
we are firstly delighted to read that you have been happy with our property ( yes! It was a farmhouse!), that you loved the room, our breakfast, the view and of course all what Tuscany can offer. Thank you!
How delighted to read that stay with us was like stay with a part of the family( that you liked of course!!!).
Thanks for recommending Aia Mattonata.
All the staff, I and Elisabetta will be glad to welcome you again and to look after you in a future visit in Siena.
Warmest regards,
Mario & Elisabetta

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

If you are looking for an authentic Italian and thoroughly relaxing holiday, Aia Mattonata Relais is the place for you. Bursting with a warm welcome and generous hospitality Elizabetta and Mario are providing a truly one of a kind romantic destination.

The Villa itself is elegant in its restoration and the grounds are planted full of roses and olive trees. The beautiful pool is also crystal clean as is the rest of the house and gardens.

As we were staying here as part of our honeymoon trip to Italy in May 2014, they had paid extra attention and left a little gift for us when we arrived with complementary nibbles as well. The fridge in the room was well stocked with drinks for our use and towels for the pool also laid our for us. Careful detail had been placed on all the little things that you would expect from a luxury stay.

The beds are comfortable and the rooms cool which is welcome respite from the midday heat.

And the view....Amazing !!!! The view from our suite was far out over the rolling hills towards the city of Siena and was just out of this world.

We could not have asked any more from our kind host with Mario dropping us into town on our first evening and recommending the most delicious places to eat in Siena. Elizabetta is also a wonderful hostess and even had emergency ice creams for us when we got back from a days cycle.

Warning: If you play fetch with the gorgeous German Shepard dog Runa, you will have to play with her for your entire stay :)

I am going to work hard on my Italian and we will definitely be back :)



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Room Tip: Suite at the front of the house has exceptional views of the surrounding countryside.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Dear Carolyn O,
we very much appreciate you taking the time to post your review on the site, it is very important for us and thank you for your kind words about Elisabetta and me.
So nice to read that you had a very special experience with us on your very special occasion, it was our great pleasure taking care of you.
We agree about Runa…if you play with her once…you are compelled to play with her forever!!!!
We look forward to seeing you very soon in Siena .
Warm regards,
Mario & Elisabetta.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at Aia Mattonata for 3 nights in late May. Our plan was to explore Siena and the surrounding hill towns but hopefully have more than a 'hotel room' to return to in the evenings or if we wanted a slow morning start. Aia Mattonata couldn't have been better! It is a wonderful spot and added greatly to our Siena visit -- it took less than 10 minutes by car to be inside the Siena city walls or to jump on the main roads leading to the area's hill towns (and auto parking is included in the room cost!).
We saw more, and relaxed more, because of the capable help and generous amenities that owners, Elisabetta and Mario, provide. They do not only the big things needed to make their property first-rate (getting us a tomtom gps system when Europcar could not), but many many small things as well. The kinds of things you often wish were offered but usually are not -- such as small snacks of fruit/crackers/cookies and a variety of beverages being always available for self service, and a lovely shared sitting room stocked not only with great books but also with after-dinner liquor for a complimentary small night-cap! Mention an interest or area you are thinking about, and Mario has a recent hard-cover edition he'll quickly locate and insist you borrow for your stay.
Our room was exactly as depicted online. It was very nice, as were the other ones we got a peek at. Plenty of space, and outfitted with quality fixtures, linens, towels, soaps and shampoos, etc (I think Elisabetta tries everything out first to make sure it not only meets but exceeds what she is hoping to find when she travels!).
The staff is EXCELLENT. Friendly, competent individuals and all of them genuinely pleasant. And all of them clearly looking to make a guest's visit comfortable and enjoyable. Hat's off to all of them!
The grounds are very well maintained and extremely pleasant. It was not quite warm enough for a swim during our stay, but the beautiful pool and luxury lounges looked more inviting in person than the website photos.
The included breakfasts were the best we had in Italy, and provided about everything you could want. If you can't find lots of good things to eat from their +12 foot long serving table you simply must not really be hungry. If that's the case, you'll likely be content with having one of their excellent teas or cappuccinos!
In the future if we are ever within 20, no make that 50!, Kilometers of Siena we know exactly where we will stay - Aia Mattonata and are happy to recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Dear JandMpdx,
thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comment on the site following your stay with us and for your kind words about Elisabetta and me. Thank you so much. We are delighted to hear that you loved every aspect of your stay at Aia Mattonata and that you found the staff excellent. Roberta, Stefano and Silvia work really with passion.
We are also pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast and thank you for recommending our little gem!
We very much look forward to welcoming you back in Siena.
Warm regards,
Mario & Elisabetta

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is our 7th trip to Italy and by far one of the best places we have stayed in Italy. Mario, Elizabetta, Victorio, Roberta, Stefano and of course Runa made our trip to Siena magical. Everyone here made us feel like we were family. The property is perfectly manicured, its located minutes from the Autostrada, rooms are spacious and comfortable, great morning breakfast buffet, and the view of Siena from the garden dining area is beautiful. If you are planning to stay in the area you must stay here. All the reviews you are reading about this place are spot on. We are in the hospitality business in Atlanta and we were impressed from the first email correspondence to when we checked out. We will be back.

Do yourself a favor, book it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Dear AtlantaCh,
thank you for your very kind words following your stay at Aia Mattonata. We are delighted that you had an incredible stay in Siena with us and that you felt like family! Thank you for this compliment and for recommending Aia Mattonata. All the staff, with Runa of course!, will be very glad to welcome you in a not too distance future.
Thank you again!
Warmest regards
Mario & Elisabetta.

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Address: Strada del Ceraiolo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Price Range: £139 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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